Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage Seed
Todd's Seeds is delighted to offer the Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage Seed, a distinguished heirloom variety celebrated for its early maturity and excellent flavor. This variety is known for producing conical, compact heads that weigh 2-3 pounds, perfect for smaller families or those with limited garden space. The Early Jersey Wakefield is prized for its sweet and tender leaves, making it a superb choice for fresh salads, stir-fries, and traditional cooked dishes. Its early harvest is particularly appealing to gardeners looking to enjoy a quick crop.
- **Sowing Time:** Ideal for starting indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost or direct sowing in early summer.
- **Soil Requirements:** Prefers well-drained, fertile soil with a pH of 6.0-7.5.
- **Planting Depth:** Sow seeds ¼ inch deep.
- **Spacing:** Space seedlings 12-18 inches apart in rows 18-24 inches apart.
- **Germination:** Typically occurs within 5-10 days at temperatures of 65-75°F.
**Growth and Care**
- **Watering:** Keep soil consistently moist, especially during head formation.
- **Sunlight:** Full sun is preferable.
- **Fertilizing:** Apply a balanced fertilizer as needed.
- **Harvesting:** Harvest when heads are firm and have reached a good size, usually in the early to mid-summer.
Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage is a nutritious and healthy choice:
- **Rich in Vitamins and Minerals:** High in vitamins C and K, and a good source of dietary fiber and potassium.
- **Antioxidant Properties:** Contains compounds that help protect against oxidative stress.
- **Digestive Health:** The fiber content supports healthy digestion.
- **Low in Calories:** An excellent addition to a weight-conscious diet.
This cabbage variety is versatile in the kitchen:
- **Fresh Salads:** Its tender texture is ideal for coleslaws and salads.
- **Cooking:** Great for soups, stews, and sautéing.
- **Fermentation:** Suitable for making sauerkraut.
**Simple Recipe: Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage Stir-Fry**
Enjoy the delicate flavor of Early Jersey Wakefield cabbage in this easy stir-fry recipe.
- 1 head of Early Jersey Wakefield cabbage, shredded
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 onion, sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Soy sauce, to taste
- Optional: sesame seeds, sliced bell peppers, or other vegetables
1. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat.
2. Add onion and garlic, cooking until softened.
3. Add shredded cabbage (and other vegetables if desired), cooking until tender yet crisp.
4. Season with soy sauce and serve hot.
The Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage Seed from Todd's Seeds is an excellent choice for gardeners seeking an early, flavorful, and versatile cabbage variety, perfect for a range of culinary uses.
1 Packet: 5g
1 Gram ~ 200-300 seeds
1 Pound ~ 50,000-150,000 seeds